THE Wire have been warned not fall into the trap of complacency when they travel to Hull Kingston Rovers this afternoon.

Only points difference keeps the Robins off the foot of the Super League table and they have already lost three times to Wolves in 2019.

Today sees The Wire travel to KCOM Craven Park for a third time in eight weeks but their trips there have been fruitful – they have won there in Super League and the Challenge Cup.

However, head coach Steve Price is mindful of a wounded Rovers side who will be looking to avoid an eighth defeat in nine games.

He says the shock golden-point defeat suffered by league leaders St Helens at bottom club London Broncos on Sunday shows what can happen should they switch off.

“You can’t be complacent in this league or you’ll find yourself on the wrong end of the scoreline. We saw that on Sunday,” he said.

“We only played them a couple of weeks ago in the Challenge Cup and they gave us a really tough game.

“We expect nothing different this week.”

The Wire’s 28-22 Challenge Cup win over Rovers proved to be Tim Sheens’ last game in charge of the Red and Whites.

He was replaced by long-serving former Wire coach Tony Smith, who has returned to rugby league for the first time since leaving The Halliwell Jones Stadium at the end of 2017 and oversaw a narrow 19-18 defeat to Wigan Warriors on Sunday.

Despite the change of coach, Price is more concerned by what his side can produce.

“Tony introduced one or two different kinds of players on the weekend so they may pose a different challenge to us,” he said.

“It’s more about what we can control and that’s going out there and playing our style of football.

“That’s all we’re setting ourselves out for this weekend.”